All Eyes on the Atlantic for Possible Tropical Development! (Photo Credit: National Hurricane Center)
The Atlantic is starting to ramp up with two disturbances that the National Hurricane Center is keeping an eye on for the next few days. The yellow shade is to signify that there is a chance, however low, that the tropical disturbances could form. The disturbance in the southern Atlantic has a 10% chance of developing in the next 48 hours, and a 20% chance of developing within the next 5 days. The disturbance in the western Caribbean Sea has a 0% chance of developing within the next 48 hours, however it has a 50% of developing in the next 5 days as it moves to more favorable conditions. The full discussion is as follows:
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
1. A tropical wave located several hundred miles south-southwest of
the Cabo Verde Islands is producing disorganized showers and
thunderstorms. Some gradual development of this system is possible
during the next few days while the wave moves westward near 20 mph
over the tropical Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.
2. A complex area of low pressure is expected to form over the
northwestern Caribbean Sea and the Yucatan peninsula this
weekend. Conditions appear to be favorable for gradual development
of this system while it moves slowly northwestward toward the
southern Gulf of Mexico by early next week.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...50 percent.
This is a good time to make sure you are prepared should a tropical system head your way. Stay tuned for more updates as we head into the 2017 Hurricane Season by clicking here!
ⓒ 2017 Meteorologist Brandie Cantrell